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August 9, 1914

The Austrian cruiser Kaiserin Elisabeth goes to sea for target practice. THE JAPANESE NEWSPAPERS ARE FIRM IN ASSURANCES THAT JAPAN HAS NO HOSTILE INTENTIONS TOWARDS
GERMANY. Japanese intervention will only be resorted to if Germany attacks English colonies according to the treaty between the two nations, and Japan hopes that this will not be the case.
Part of the crew of the S.M.S. Tsingtao arrives from Canton. The harbor lights are put out and orders are issued that no lights must show in the windows facing the sea.